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Dec 6, 2013 10:00pm EST
at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> the white house has president obama and the first lady will go to south africa next week to pay their respects to the memory of the late nelson mandela. also on friday, former secretary of state hillary clinton talked about the former south african president's legacy. here is some of what she said. >> we meet on that day after the loss of a giant among us, someone who, by the power of his example, demonstrated that unequivocally how each of us can choose how we will respond to those in justice's and grievances, those sorrows and tragedy's that afflict all of humankind. nelson mandela will be remembered for many things. he will be, certainly, remembered, for no way he led his dignity, as extraordinary understanding , not just tough how to bring democracy and freedom to his beloved south africa, but how important it was that he first brought freedom to himself. as i spent time with him starting in 1992 and tell them just in the last year-and-a-half , i was always struck by the extraordinary depth of his self knowledge, of his awareness about how ha
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 10:00pm EST
obama will likely travel to south africa for the funeral of south africa president nelson mandela, according to the white house. nelson mandela died thursday. he was 95. coming up on c-span2, a hearing on higher education affordability. then senate judiciary committee chairman talks about human rights. and later an update on veterans disability claims. >>> a house panel investigation cost of higher education and the use of pell grants. we'll hear from student financial aid and higher education officials. this education and work force training subcommittee hearing is two hours. [inaudible conversations] the subcommittee will come to order. good morning. thank you for joining us for our hearing on pell grant program. we have an excellent panel of witnesses here this morning. we look toward to their testimony. this hearing is the 11th in the series designed to gain a more complete understanding of the challenges facing post secondary students and institutions. the hearings held to inform the committee of policy changes that should be considered as part of the upcoming reauthorization
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 10:30am EST
africa to glasgow last week in this time e very much being reflected and returned with great generosity and goodwill this week. mandela was in so many ways simply the best, but when president obama said we shall not see his like again, i guess he was right on one level. but when you look at what he did, the fact that his words and his deeds moved mountains, actually, let's hope we do see his like again. and let's hope we see them in some parts of the world like the middle east or in the vicinity of the koreas or elsewhere where we're crying out for a quality of politician that can move mountains and move minds the way that he did. he does remind us that our -- [inaudible] isn't as bad and needn't be with as awful as often depicted, and he gives us something better to work for in ourselves. >> here, here. >> mr. frank dobson. >> mr. speaker, it's a great honor to take part in this tribute to nelson mandela. almost, as far as i'm concerned, a good a moment as the magic moment when i sat with my wife in westminster hall when he addressed both houses of our parliament as the demo
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 5:30pm EST
videos, they killed him in 2011. 600 days later president obama gives a speech where he owns the fact that the u.s. is doing this. there are secret bases in saudi arabia, oman, in east africa. my understanding is there also is a facility inside of yemen and, of course, in afghanistan drones are being flown across the border into pakistan. for some time there was also a drone base in pakistan that blackwater, the mercenary company, worked on as well and, of course, i wrote a book about that. it's a pretty large program. and to me, one of the things that's fascinating and devastatingly awful about the whole thing is that you can have guys who are trained drone pilots, you know, it's not true that they're unmanned. they very much are manned, but they're manned remotely. you can have a drone pilot sitting in a trailer on a military base in the southwest of the united states, and he is ening in a -- engage anything a bombing in pakistan or yemen, and he gets in his suv at the end of the day, and he passes a sign saying buckle up, this is the most dangerous part of your day. meaning th
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2013 8:30am EST
. may god bless the memory of nelson mandela. may god bless the people of south africa. polk aopen bracket cheers and applause] >> president obama's remarks will be part of the highlight of the memorial service. you can see at 8:00 eastern on c-span2. and now the chair and ranking member of the armed services committee has briefed reporters about an agreement on 2014 defense programs legislation. the compromise offer arises $552 billion in spending for national defence and $80 billion for foreign military operations. the measure is expected to get to the house and moved to a senate vote next week. >> thank you for your patience. is this song? can you hear me? i am from the twenty-fifth district of california, chairman of the house armed services committee and i am joined by chairman levin, chairman of the senate armed services committee and ranking member in oklahoma, ranking member of the senate committee, adam smith, ranking member of the house is held up and not able -- he has come from washington and is not able to be with us but we have a statement, we circulated that here tod
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 10:35am EST
. 600 days later president obama gives a speech where he owns the fact that the u.s. is doing this. there are secret bases in saudi arabia, oman, in east africa. my understanding is there also is a facility inside of yemen and, of course, in afghanistan drones are being flown across the border into pakistan. for some time there was also a drone base in pakistan that blackwater, the mercenary company, worked on as well and, of course, i wrote a book about that. it's a pretty large program. and to me, one of the things that's fascinating and devastatingly awful about the whole thing is that you can have guys who are trained drone pilots, you know, it's not true that they're unmanned. they very much are manned, but they're manned remotely. you can have a drone pilot sitting in a trailer on a military base in the southwest of the united states, and he is ening in a -- engage anything a bombing in pakistan or yemen, and he gets in his suv at the end of the day, and he passes a sign saying buckle up, this is the most dangerous part of your day. meaning that you're in a war zone theoretic
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 12:30pm EST
] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> president obama and former presidents carter, bush and clinton along with other world leaders will be in south africa tomorrow for a memorial service for nelson mandela. that bins at 4 a.m. eastern time. earlier today british prime minister david cameron and members of the british house of commons paid tribute to nelson mandela. here's some of the prime minister's statement. >> mandela was the embodiment of that struggle. he did not see himself as a helpless victim of history, he wrote it. we must never forget the evil of apartheid and its effect on everyday life. separate benches, separate buses, separate schools, even separate pews in church. interracial relationships criminalized, past laws and banning orders, a whole language of segregation that expressed man's inhumanity to man. nelson mandela's struggle was made ever more vital by acts of extreme brewalty on the part of the -- brutality on the part of the south african authorities. his was a journey that spanned six decades through nearly three decades of incarceration through t
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2013 6:30pm EST
africa. [cheering] [cheering] >> we'd like to thank president barack obama for his comforting words. we now move on with our program, and acknowledge the presence of a number of other world leaders, who have graced our land, to come and pay tribute to nelson mandela. his excellency, president serva of portugal is here. his excellency, mr. frederick rhinefeld, his excellency, the president of the democratic run of the congo, president joseph kabila, is here. his excellency, -- is here, the prime minister of the bahamas is here. the president of israel, president simone perez is head of the delegation from prime minister benjamin netanyahu is here. the prime minister of the -- is here. his excellency, the president botswana is here. the honorable prime minister and prime minister of -- the vice honorable prime minister john okay of new zealand is here. the prime minister of canada is here. his excellency the president of the united states, mr. barack obama is here. the president, his excellency, prime minister of denmark is here. his excellency, the first president of mauritania, mr. moha
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